A catering chef was almost banned from buying two limes - because they could be classed as a weapon.
Chef Marisa Zoccolan, 31, popped into the new Asda supermarket close to her home in Wallsend, North Tyneside, for groceries and a couple of the offending fruits.
But when she tried to pay for them at the self-service checkout, the message 'amount exceeded, authorisation required' flashed up.
An assistant then came over and told her that more than one lime was deemed a weapon - because the citric acid could be squirted in someone's eye.
This is where the gun controller/banner mentality eventually leads. When they run out of guns to ban/control, they'll move to air guns, knives, large sticks, and eventually citrus fruits. In fact, I fully expect the UK to eventually ban stern looks. Stupidity has no limits.